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Definition of Rubiaceous
RubiaceousRubiaceous Ru`bi*a"ceous, a. [L. rubia madder, fr. rubeus
Of or pertaining to a very large natural order of plants
(Rubiace[ae]) named after the madder (Rubia tinctoria),
and including about three hundred and seventy genera and over
four thousand species. Among them are the coffee tree, the
trees yielding peruvian bark and quinine, the madder, the
quaker ladies, and the trees bearing the edible fruits called
genipap and Sierre Leone peach, besides many plants noted for
the beauty or the fragrance of their blossoms.
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